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It seems everyone has a different answer. So what is it?
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It seems everyone has a different answer. So what is it?
I don't think they've been around long enough for qualified 24/7 testing. My gut tells me somewhere around 1200mV should be safe based on the temps I get on my card. Maybe someone who does the activity not to be mentioned here on OCN around the clock would have a better answer.

Edit: Just noticed your clocks and voltage on the 6950? Looks like you don't need to worry since you're running below stock voltage. I wish my 6970 would do that clockspeed below voltage. It's not really stable at 1 GHz with 1174 mV.
Edited by breenemeister - 8/21/11 at 1:20pm
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I don't think they've been around long enough for qualified 24/7 testing. My gut tells me somewhere around 1200mV should be safe based on the temps I get on my card. Maybe someone who does the activity not to be mentioned here on OCN around the clock would have a better answer.

Edit: Just noticed your clocks and voltage on the 6950? Looks like you don't need to worry since you're running below stock voltage. I wish my 6970 would do that clockspeed below voltage. It's not really stable at 1 GHz with 1174 mV.
Actually stock for this card is 1.13v

Stock on my other 6950 was 1.1v
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You got a good 6950. Go upto 1.3v, I use 1.3v on air.
    
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You got a good 6950. Go upto 1.3v, I use 1.3v on air.
1.3? For real, I see people saying this but thats scary to me. It seems to not want to go much more over 1000, I think 1035 was the best at 1.23v

I just have a universal block on the gpu, got a 60m fan coming in the mail to go over the heatsink on the vregs. After that I will try some more volts.
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1.3? For real, I see people saying this but thats scary to me. It seems to not want to go much more over 1000, I think 1035 was the best at 1.23v

I just have a universal block on the gpu, got a 60m fan coming in the mail to go over the heatsink on the vregs. After that I will try some more volts.
I'm on stock air and can do 1.3v easily.
    
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Actually stock for this card is 1.13v

Stock on my other 6950 was 1.1v
My bad, I forgot that you were on a 6950 when I saw your above 6970 settings. You're still below stock 6970 voltage and you're on water. As long as you've got the vrm temps im check as well as the core, 1200 mv on water is fine in my book for 24/7. Maybe 1250 for testing. I wouldn't run 1300 long term. The payoff in slighly higher clocks just isnt worth it. You've got a very nice oc at 1162. 1 ghz is plenty high. What's 25 mhz anyway? Its not a 100 mhz pentium ;-)
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1.3v 24/7... excuse me, hahaha!!!
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1.3v 24/7... excuse me, hahaha!!!
My temps are fine, so no bad part for myself.
    
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